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European Super League clubs 'face £130m withdrawal fee'

Super League clubs 'face £130m withdrawal fee'
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Clubs who withdrew from the controversial European Super League project are facing a £130m withdrawal fee, according to leaked documents.

The nine European Super League clubs who withdrew from the competition are reportedly facing a £130m withdrawal fee after pulling out of the project.

The Premier League's Big Six clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur - all confirmed their intentions to sign up on Sunday before withdrawing on Tuesday evening.

Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan also pulled out of the competition following fierce backlash from all corners of the game, and it remains to be seen what punishments the 'Dirty Dozen' will face from footballing authorities.

According to leaked documents published by German outlet Der Spiegel, the nine clubs who left the Super League agreed to a 23-year contract, including a £130m withdrawal fee should they drop out.

The report also adds that Barcelona and Real Madrid - two clubs still committed to the project - were set to pocket £52m more than their rivals, but the competition is seemingly dead in the water after financial backer JP Morgan withdrew their support.

One of the 12 clubs' owners involved in the Super League - Man United executive co-chairman Avram Glazer - has reportedly refused to apologise for his involvement in signing the Red Devils up for the tournament.

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